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Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. ssp. cusickii (Greene) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Cusick's shootingstar

General Information
Symbol: DOPUC
Group: Dicot
Family: Primulaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
DOCU2 Dodecatheon cusickii Greene
DOCUA Dodecatheon cusickii Greene var. album Suksd.
DOPAC2 Dodecatheon pauciflorum Greene var. cusickii (Greene) H. Mason ex H. St. John
DOPU4 Dodecatheon puberulum (Nutt.) Piper
DOPUA2 Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. var. album (Suksd.) B. Boivin
DOPUC2 Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. var. cusickii (Greene) Reveal


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Primulales
Family Primulaceae – Primrose family
Genus Dodecatheon L. – shootingstar
Species Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. – darkthroat shootingstar
Subspecies Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. ssp. cusickii (Greene) Calder & Roy L. Taylor – Cusick's shootingstar

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